Mohair, from angora goats, is a luxury fibre that is white, smooth and lustrous with a high tensile strength. It is composed of keratin, a protein substance. A cross-section of mohair will be slightly elliptical compared to wool, which is rounder. The scales on the fibre are larger but lie flatter, making the fibre smoother and therefore more light-reflective, hence the lustre. Mohair yarns offer the same wonderful qualities of wool, while adding this extra lustre and softness. Mohair's fuzzy nature gives luxury knitting and crochet garments a stunning fluffy halo. It is also known for its beautiful  dyeability